Valley of the Rainbows

HON 124-101
  • Guests will be educated about the geology, archaeology, mythology, flora & fauna and history of Hawaii
  • Spectacular 180 degree view of Oahu’s scenic southeast coastline
  • Enjoyable walk through a botanical garden in a tropical rainforest setting
Program Overview
Country: Hawaii, United States
Depart: 01/12/2017 1100
Return: 01/12/2017 1500
Duration: Full-Day
Difficulty: Easy
Capacity: Min. 15 / Max 48
Program Fee
$82 (early booking: $78)

Field Work Conflicts
  • NR 120A Environmental Conservation
  • ECON/AREC 240 Issues in Environmental Economics
  • PHIL 345 500 Environmental Ethics
  • POLS 437 International Security
  • E 339 Literature of the Earth
  • E 333 500 Critical Studies of Popular Texts
  • NR 150 Oceanography (Section 1)

Travel with us to the enchanting, lush rainforest deep within the beautiful Valley of the Rainbows. Nestled below towering jungle trees, Lyon Arboretum, one of the world’s premier botanical gardens awaits you. We provide exclusive, small group, guided tours to this exotic rainforest paradise where 5,000 species of plants bathe in the, fragrant mists produced by over 185 inches of rainfall every year.

As we explore the 200 acre garden, colorful blossoms including bromeliads, hibiscus and orchids surround you while tropical birds sing nearby. Your nature guide will provide information about the garden’s interesting history and efforts to save some of the rarest plants in the world.

Traveling through the historic valley you will learn about the fascinating local history and mythology. The ancient, cloud-swept, emerald green hills have witnessed a steady procession of uses on the valley floor, from Hawaiian taro farms, to cattle ranches, coffee plantations and Japanese rice paddies.

We then visit Pu`u `Uala-ka`a located 1,048 feet above Waikiki. From this lofty vantage point you have a breathtaking 180 degree panoramic view of Oahu’s scenic southeast coastline and sometimes a glistening double rainbow arching across the Valley of the Rainbows far below.

Special Note

Not recommended for children under the age of 7. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.